One Day Reviews

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September 2, 2011
Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education) deliberately veers away from comedy to deliver a surprisingly earthy, soulful romance.
August 26, 2011
If middle-class existentialism is not your cup of tea, no amount of charm and nineties' fashion is going to save this film from seeming pomp.
August 24, 2011
A slushy, mawkish and weirdly humourless romance with a sub-Richard Curtis style and more endings than Lord of the Rings.
August 24, 2011
The film might make the book look less astute and interesting than it is, but it still has an undeniable emotional wallop by its close.
August 23, 2011
One Day is just a gimmicky "new" way of doing an old-fashioned love story. But we'll hear much more of Sturgess, Hathaway, and Lone Scherfig.
August 19, 2011
It's what a Nicholas Sparks movie would be if it were aimed at grown women rather than teenage girls.
August 19, 2011
The result is a rom-com with ambition, keen to actually develop the characters and to mix a few tears with the laughs. Well, the effort is admirable, the movie not so much.
August 19, 2011
Miscasting aside, there's simply very little excitement to the film since you can see where it's going -- chances are even just by reading this review -- right from the start.
August 19, 2011
Director Lone Scherfig, working from Nicholls's screenplay, takes a big step back here from An Education, her last film
August 19, 2011
Few films "get" the strange, intertwining bonds of affection quite so effortlessly, although the episodic structure keeps the drama from flowing nicely.
August 19, 2011
Nicholls has proven a faithful shepherd to his fictional creations, who banter and rant at each other with the practiced elan of the aging couple they're clearly meant to be.
August 19, 2011
As 1992 rolls around, a sense of dread sets in: Are they really going to do every single year?
August 19, 2011
Long before the credits roll, you may find yourself wishing your life could flash before your eyes, to end the monotony of this relentless turning of calendar pages.
August 19, 2011
Amid sharp banter, the film poignantly captures how lives meander and take unexpected turns.
August 19, 2011
There are no sparks whatsoever, and that's always a deal-breaker for me in romantic films.
August 19, 2011
Perhaps one day, Hathaway and Sturgess will reunite in a more emotionally satisfying romance.
August 18, 2011
As so often happens with love, what you hope for is not even close to what you get, and in this case we are left with a heartbreaking disappointment of a film.
August 18, 2011
"One Day" is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies.
August 18, 2011
For much of its running time it somehow fails to capture what makes the book work so well.
Top Critic
August 18, 2011
No popular storyteller ever went broke stoking the undying female fantasy that if a good woman puts her mind to it, a heel can always be brought to heel.
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